NOW - Cats Claw - 100 Capsule(s) - NPN: 80049065 -- Cat's claw is an herb that comes to us from the rainforest and native civilizations like the Incas. The name of this climbing vine comes from the curved thorns that the plant uses to fasten itself onto other plants. Cat's claw contains so many active ingredients that most of its actions can be contributed to several of its chemicals. It is best known as a immune modulator, meaning that it can increase deficient immune responses, which cause things like frequent colds and flus, as well as decrease improper immune responses, as happens in allergic reactions and inflammatory diseases.Cat's claw is and anti-inflammatory agent that can be used for chronic inflammations. It has antioxidant activity. Free radicals are unstable molecules that in their bid to become more stable must bump into healthy cells and cause damage. Cat's claw's antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals and therefore reduce damage the body,Cat's claw is recommended by natural health practitioners for a variety of conditions including the following, viral infections, fungal infections, bacterial infections, arthritis, colitis, Crohn's disease, stomach ulcers, chronic fatigue syndrome, and AIDS.